FreeNAS 9.1.0-RELEASE

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    FreeNAS Development Team, Aug 1, 2013

    The FreeNAS development team is delighted to announce the general release of FreeNAS 9.1.0. This release offers massive improvements to the usability, extensibility, stability, and performance of FreeNAS. Everything from the web user interface, plugin management system, base operating system, ZFS file system, and even the source control used to manage the project have been substantially improved. With FreeNAS 9.1.0, iXsystems sets a new level of excellence and power in open source storage solutions.

    FreeNAS 9.1.0-RELEASE can be downloaded from http://www.freenas.org/download.html

    Major parts of the Web User Interface have been overhauled to add functionality and improve usability. The volume creation interface has been completely replaced with a new wizard that assists the user in creating the most ideal storage pool and optimal setup for the number of disks available, also helping those unfamiliar with ZFS to make correct early configuration decisions and avoid painful rebuilds later. The encryption interface has also been modified to emphasize the correct steps for safely and securely encrypting a newly created pool.

    The FreeNAS plugin system has been completely revamped to cover a wider variety of use cases, from the needs of the beginner to the expert user. Plugins can be installed from a user-configurable central plugin repository as well as uploaded manually through the easy web interface. Multiple jails and jail types, including jails for FreeNAS plugins, PC-BSD ports, and conventional FreeBSD packages, are now supported. FreeNAS also uses the Warden system from PC-BSD and features a completely redesigned user interface. With more choices to extend FreeNAS than ever before, end-users and developers alike will find this to be the most powerful and extensible version ever released!

    FreeNAS now includes ZFS feature flags, bringing it in line with the future of ZFS development. This upgrade lets FreeNAS benefit from the most up-to-date open source work on ZFS such as LZ4 compression, which allows compressed datasets to operate at near real-time speed. With ZFS feature flags, every project can pick and choose which features to add to ZFS and implement new ones to be shared with the community. Other improvements to ZFS in FreeNAS 9.1.0 include TRIM support to get better performance from solid-state drives, enhanced drive failure notification, improved memory use, and reliability enhancements.

    The underlying operating system in FreeNAS 9.1.0 has been updated to FreeBSD 9-STABLE, a conservative development branch that offers updates in advance of the next FreeBSD RELEASE version. This allows FreeNAS to benefit from the very latest updates and features. iXsystems engineers have also brought in additional performance and stability enhancements from the even more advanced FreeBSD 10-CURRENT branch, where improvements from outside FreeBSD are often introduced. By working with the latest stable code available, enhancements and bug fixes developed for FreeNAS can more easily be passed back to upstream projects where they will benefit users across the open source community.

    Behind the scenes, FreeNAS is now using git as its primary source control system. This switch is intended to make it easier for outside developers to make substantive contributions to FreeNAS. Along with the release of FreeNAS 9.1, we are also proud to announce that the FreeNAS source code is now hosted on Github.com as well as Sourceforge.net, introducing it to an even wider developer community. Github users can now see, follow, and fork the repository at github.com/freenas/freenas. We look forward to your pull requests!
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    cyberjock, Aug 1, 2013

    Woohoo. Congrats!
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    vanhaakonnen, Aug 1, 2013

    congratulations! :)

    I have one problem and I think I post it here (the bugtracker seems to be offline at the moment): I have configured one jail with a normal IP address out of my network. The jail is reachable and everything is good so far. But my clients can´t connect to my freenas server from time to time (via afp or cifs). The freenas server has two uplinks configured to a lagg (LACP).

    Everything I noticed in the logifles is this.. 192.168.100.120 is my freenas server itself.

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    valesan, Aug 2, 2013

    congratulations !!! Great Job !!!

    doing a clean installation of 9.1 STABLE can then import my zfs volumes and my settings saved with 8.3.1 or is it better to reset everything by hand?
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    jgreco, Aug 2, 2013

    Congratulations on this milestone release.
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    Yatti420, Aug 2, 2013

    Awesome.. Just saw this on FB.. Upgrading shortly!..

    Documentation avail aswell.. Is the minimum 2gb or 4gb for minimum usb size?
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    joeschmuck, Aug 2, 2013

    Outstanding and glad to see this come out.
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    pirateghost, Aug 2, 2013

    Updated this morning. Excellent job on fixing some of the glaring issues with the UI

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus
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    matto, Aug 2, 2013

    Woohoo, thank you, it was a long night! We already have commits in for the next version and we are starting to work on the roadmap :D

    We tested the upgrade many times and it worked (in the lab, for us) which means it *should* work for you. Of course, back up your config first and let us know how it goes!


    Cheers,
    -matt
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    paleoN, Aug 2, 2013

    Well, it's the next upgrade that will be interesting what with the trampoline method. o_O Nice to see 9.1.0 out.
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    cyberjock, Aug 2, 2013

    I'll be honest, looking at the number of tickets created this week I'm a little weary of upgrading to 9.1. My concern isn't that any tickets looks like they'll eat data, but the fact that so many have been created makes me a little nervous.
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    Z300M, Aug 2, 2013

    OK, so maybe I won't upgrade just yet either, but let me seek clarification of the procedure for when I do upgrade:

    I have Logitech Media Server running in a jail in 8.3.1-RELEASE-p2. Will I need to upgrade my plugin "manually" after the upgrade?
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    cyberjock, Aug 2, 2013

    Ok. Got bored so I made the jump. So far my zpool still mounts and everything looks okay. I had to reboot a second time after the update before the GUI properly displayed all of my disk serial numbers. But it looks great!
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    valesan, Aug 2, 2013

    when I try to install minidlna from pbi to the plugins section of the GUI I get this message:
    [IMG]
    What should I do?
    the network is configured well ... or at least I think;)

    EDIT - Sorry, the ip of the jail was equal to that of the freenas ...
    Now I installed minidlna but in mid installation crashed and the NAS is no longer reachable, even after two reboots!
    Now start again from scratch, but there are precautions for installing the plugin?
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    arekkusu, Aug 3, 2013

    I am currently using a 2GB IDE flashdrive. I've read the beta needed 4GB of storage.

    Is this also the case for the 9.1 release? I could not find the information on the release page / installation instruction.
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    William Grzybowski, Aug 3, 2013

    9.1 release should work with a 2gb flash drive.
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    jkh, Aug 3, 2013

    Fear not! I would like to think that the number of tickets only indicates that more strenuous *testing* is occurring with FreeBSD 9.1 and the team is kicking into a higher gear with respect to fit and finish overall. The reality is that this release is quite stable, certainly more so than the 9.0 series, and we're going to be very aggressive about making sure it stays that way! As Matto says, we're currently working on the roadmap for 9.1.1 and 9.2 and will be releasing that to the public as soon as we've nailed down the dates. We also aim to make FreeNAS easier to update - decoupling the plugins (which can now be updated and added to independently of the FreeNAS distribution) was only the first step! :)
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    HHawk, Aug 5, 2013

    Quick question; I am still running FreeNAS-8.3.1-RELEASE-x64 (r13452) currently.
    I am still a "noob" in regards to FreeNAS and Unix / FreeBSD, so I am sorry if I post a stupid question, but can I just upgrade my FreeNAS to FreeNAS 9.1.0 without problems or will I run into problems?
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    William Grzybowski, Aug 5, 2013

    Yes, it should, just make sure to save your config before upgrading, for safety.
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